[Podcast/mix available here. Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
01 – Lakeside – Your Love Is On The One
02 – The Whispers – It’s A Love Thing
03 – The Fatback Band – Is This The Future?
04 – Positive Force – We Got The Funk
05 – Royale Delite – I’ll Be A Freak For You
06 – Shalamar – Talk To Me
07 – Junior – Too Late
08 – Ace – How Long
09 – Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us
10 – Ramsey Lewis – Whisper Zone
11 – Mr Fingers – Survivor
12 – The Blackbyrds – Soft And Easy
13 – Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom
14 – Loose Ends – So Where Are You?
15 – Ohio Players – Heaven Must Be Like This
Lakeside’s Your Love Is On The One kept me energized when I was trying to recover from my vacation. The Whisper’s It’s A Love Thing follows, which is then followed by Is This The Future, the mellow infectious groove from The Fatback Band, played at every party back in the day.
Royal Delite’s I’ll Be A Freak For You is special because I heard it exactly once back in the day, and could never track it down. I’m still on the Shalamar tip, so I had to drop Talk To Me, one of my faves from Go For It, co-written by Jody Watley. Junior’s Too Late is followed by Ace’s How Long which is a personal favourite. Ace is followed by Sade’s Nothing Can Come Between Us, accentuated with vocals from Leroy Osbourne.
Ramsey’s track is yet another one off of LateNightTales. Be warned that you’ll be hearing several cuts from Mr. Fingers, who is one of the founders of Chicago house music. Survivor is a perfect segue from Ramsey’s track, and is a perfect compliment to The Blackbyrd’s Soft and Easy. Fat Larry’s Zoom is followed by the underplayed gem from Loose Ends, So Where Are You. At the end is the mellow funky track from The Ohio Players, Heaven Must Be Like This.
I’m still coming down from the Philly Vibe from last weekend and I’ll be dropping some more of my discoveries very soon. Shoutouts to the finest people you’d ever wanna meet and who made my stay in Philly an awesome one- the one and only Philly Kat and the effervescent Mr. Myke. Groove with it.
[Addendum 05/03/06 14:27 – all glitches have been fixed. Any anomalies, please let me know.]